Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-301408
  • Letter

ABIDEC drops and peanut allergy

  1. Deepthi Chandran
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr G Subramanian, Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics, Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex RM70AG, UK; greeta.subramanian{at}
  • Accepted 21 November 2011
  • Published Online First 27 December 2011


ABIDEC multivitamin drops are a commonly prescribed nutritional supplement for young infants in day-to-day practice. ABIDEC multivitamin drops contain 1333 IU retinol (as vitamin A palmitate), 400 IU ergocalciferol solution, 0.4 mg thiamine hydrochloride, 0.8 mg riboflavin, 0.8 mg pyridoxine hydrochloride, 8 mg nicotinamide and 40 mg ascorbic acid in each 0.6 ml dose. The excipient used is peanut oil, …

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